A middle school teacher in Rockingham, North Carolina has parents outraged for what she forces only white students to do. The parents have demanded that the teacher and the school district face the consequences for what they feel is a hate crime.
American Lens reported on the incident, speaking to the complaints of the parents. Teacher, Tarsha Clarke, made white students, and only white students, stand in front of the class and apologizes to non-white students for their ‘white privilege’. Parents were understandably outraged by the incident and by the administrations desire to simply toss it aside.
At a school district meeting the parents expressed their outrage with the school administration beginning at the one hour mark of the video below:
I just want to shed light on a situation that happened at Western Rockingham Middle School. Where a teacher caused some of her students to stand up and apologize to other students base on their in-equal opportunities of education. So I would like to know how our schools can allow an educator to humiliate bully and degrade children. This is not a matter of race but a matter of a teacher using fear and the embarrassment of children to satisfy her own personal anger or beliefs. These children are not responsible nor accountable for any inequalities that are believed to be present.
Common sense, when did it become a good idea to attack a child at school because they were white, or they were black, or they were straight, or they were Christian? Or because they believed in something moral that they were taught at home? You see I teach my child and my two older daughters family values, Christian values. I teach not to judge somebody by the color of their skin but by the color of their heart. And my child will not be insulted, reprimanded, corrected because he has good moral fiber.
American Lens reached out to the principal of the school for a comment but she refused to give any information on the school’s position. However, she did say that Clarke still teaches at the school. The parents of these students need answers and the teacher and the school district need to face the consequences for this sickening incident.